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Team Decision-Making (#404)

Brimley’s Cereal has a new product and a hot new contest to go with it. Selected employees are asked to work together to make some key decisions. Personalities and opinions must be considered while working to a deadline.

Learning Objectives

  • Asking direct and open-ended questions
  • Providing feedback
  • Identifying issues
  • Managing conflict
  • Acknowledging contributions
  • Respecting diverse viewpoints

Information for Learners

As the Assistant General Manager of Brimley’s Cereal you were asked to facilitate a key group decision-making process. The group must select the winning product name and the celebrity spokesperson for a marketing campaign to promote a new cereal. Time for decision-making is limited as Brimley’s is ready to launch the new product. This is the first time this group has worked together and they must come to consensus about their decisions. As the group facilitator, you do not have a stake in the final decision, but you are tasked with ensuring the process reflects each person’s input.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Marty Block (between thirty-five and fifty)
  • Jodie Layton (between twenty-five and thirty-five)
  • Rick Fontaine (between twenty-five and thirty-five)

Learner Role(s)

  • Assistant General Manager
  • Meeting Facilitator


  • Meeting Room at Corporate Office

Related Topics

  • Employment and Business
  • Team and Group Dynamics